Our neighbor Bret, brought over a Holiday Velvet Cake Mix the other day to see if I had time to bake it for him. Since his wife works full time, and he's not a "baker" we have this arrangement. He brings me a cake mix, and I bake him a cake, but I take a slice or two before he gets it. HaHa (that's my fee) I must say, this is the first time I've ever made a GREEN cake. I kept thinking it looked like the Grinch!
Well it actually looked like the picture on the box and I had to take a piece to give it a try before calling him to say it was ready.
For dinner tonight I made homemade potato soup and thought it would be fun to eat it from the Christmas cups my friend up North sent. It felt very festive to eat our dinner out of the cute cups.
I got the last of the boxes mailed out today, and used the final persimmon pulp for a few loaves of bread and a batch of candied walnuts. Tomorrow I'll make my mother's recipe for English Toffee and cross off the last baking job before Christmas.
Well, not quite ~~ I still have a pumpkin pie and the Chocolate Torte...but I won't make them until Christmas morning. The family will gather at 3:00 PM.
How is your list going? Almost to the end?